Murder case brings fresh calls to ban ‘rough sex’ defence

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Men accused of murder should not be allowed to use rough sex as a legal defence, women’s rights advocates said on Friday, after the killer of a British backpacker was jailed for life in a case that drew fresh scrutiny on the issue.

Grace Millane, 22, was visiting New Zealand when she was murdered. Her attacker pleaded not guilty to murder, saying she died accidentally during consensual sex, but a jury rejected his defence and convicted him in November.

Women’s rights campaigners called for a ban on the “rough sex” defence, saying the...


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Murder case brings fresh calls to ban ‘rough sex’ defence


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